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Most hip and knee replacements 'last longer than thought'
This helps doctors who often struggle to answer questions from patients on how they will last.Brain function of night owls and larks differ, study suggests
Late risers have poorer attention, slower reactions and increased sleepiness, a study suggests.Chemicals 'repair damaged neurons in mice'
Some early studies in mice suggest drugs can be developed to halt mental decline, say scientists.Cannabis use in teens linked to depression
Experts link use of the drug in teenage years to cases of depression later in life.Having HPV 'isn't rude or shameful'
Most women have some form of the infection in their lifetime so shouldn't be embarrassed, experts say.'Know your cholesterol like you know your Pin code'
Going for a free health check could flag up early signs of cardiovascular disease, health bodies say.Lyme disease can be diagnosed by 'bull's eye' rash alone
The rash is diagnostic and means the patient needs urgent antibiotics, new guidelines tell doctors.Tanzania male MPs face circumcision call to stop HIV spread
A female MP calls for checks on whether male MPs had undergone the procedure.Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit
Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .Women cold water swimming in Gower to help menopause
Alison Owen started cold water swimming around the Gower Peninsula after she left her teaching job.Young people told - become a care worker
The government wants young people to work in the care sector as care workers and therapists.Smoking in pregnancy: Stigma 'causes women to do it in private'
Expectant mothers are smoking in private because of judgement from doing so in public, a study claims.Breast cancer: Scan younger women at risk, charity says
Research suggests screening for 35 to 39-year-olds with a family history can reveal the disease early.Knife crime: 1,000 young victims hospitalised last year
The NHS also says there has been a 54% rise in the number of victims aged 10 to 19 over five years.Measles cases in Europe tripled last year, WHO says
More than 90% of cases were reported in 10 countries, including France, Italy and Greece.Mosquitoes 'put off biting' by human diet drugs
US scientists say they may have found a way to reduce the appetite of blood-hungry mosquitoes.Vanellope Hope Wilkins: Home for girl born with heart outside body
Vanellope Hope Wilkins has been discharged from hospital after 14 months and three operations.Measles outbreak declared in Philippines
Health authorities previously warned that more than two million children have not been vaccinated.Super gonorrhoea: Why your STI could become untreatable
The challenges facing health workers in the fight against the STI.Vitiligo: Skin condition brought Kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms'
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.Down's syndrome: Parents help Michael and Alison find love
A couple who both have Down's syndrome open up about their relationship.The hairdressing salon for people who have cancer
The Feel Good Project is a place that people with cancer can go for beauty treatments, community support and specialist advice.Glasses in school scheme to aid pupils' reading
A trial to get glasses to children who need them to improve their maths and reading skills has begun.Spina bifida: Keeping fit when you are in a wheelchair
Amelia Taylor-Ash trains at the gym with personal trainer Joe and isn't looking back.Cervical cancer victim: 'I'm going to die'
Julie O'Connor, 49, died on 4 February, after her condition was missed several times.Which countries eat the most meat?
Many in the West say they are trying to cut down on meat, but the reality is a different story.'X-factor' golf swing linked to back pain
Going for a supercharged swing could play havoc with your back, according to spine surgeons.Mouldy jam: Should you eat what's beneath?
Theresa May is said to eat jam after scraping mould off the surface. Is that safe?Is young people's mental health getting worse?
Social media and school pressures are often blamed for a rise in young people saying they need help.'How a smartphone saved my mother's life'
The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.Tinnitus: 'Hearing condition makes me feel trapped'
Music fan Jessica Berg urges young people to wear ear plugs at loud gigs.More veg, fewer burgers - can a family learn to like the planetary health diet?
One family tell how they adapted to switching their sausages and burgers to tofu and beans.Dry January: Does it lead to binge-drinking in February?
More and more people are signing up to the challenge.Januhairy: What I learned when I stopped shaving
Four people on what happened when they grew out their body hair.Is breakfast always a good idea?
Research suggests eating breakfast won't help adults lose weight, but it can be a good source of nutrients.Wanting to die before dementia takes over
Dutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advanced - so many request it very early.